How to fix the UK scene
I enjoyed reading Simon Cope’s views on the domestic pro scene (CW Sept 27) and echo his thoughts. Changes in the UK as regards to the governing body British Cycling bear similarity to what existed up to the 1990s. This started as the British Professional Cycling Association, which became the Professional Cycling Association.
BC needs a sub-committee made up of UCI teams, and other sponsored teams, from riders to team managers. This committee would discuss the current home programme of events such as the Spring Cup and also bring in promoters such as Sweetspot.
I feel the city-centre events that are not shown live on TV can deter sponsors. Who wants to watch race highlights two days afterwards at 10.30pm or later? And why don’t Team Sky sponsor a feeder team with British riders racing UK calendar events etc?